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Hannah's Heart

Hannah’s Heart is a half hour program to encourage couples walking through infertility and miscarriage. It’s about clinging to Christ, the ultimate hope and finding peace and joy in the midst of the journey. Hosted by AFA’s very own Anne Cockrell and Kendra White.

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Episodes (138)
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Safe Haven Baby Boxes
June 22, 2024
00:26:00

Austin Brooks and his wife Emily are passionate about adoption and have adopted two precious children of their own. So naturally, they were heartbroken when they learned about how many babies are abandoned in the United States every year. But fortunately, there is now a secure, safe way for women who find themselves in unwanted pregnancies to legally surrender their newborns anonymously so they can be placed with loving adoptive families. As the director of  American Family Studios, Austin produced a powerful documentary about a ministry called Safe Haven Baby Boxes and worked hard in his own community to bring one of these boxes to a fire station in Tupelo, Ms. https://www.shbb.org

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ID: 82343
Sheila and Ben’s Story Part 2
June 15, 2024
00:26:00

After years of infertility, the Hursts were overjoyed to find out that Sheila was pregnant! But everything came crashing down when they discovered the pregnancy was ectopic and Sheila’s life was in danger. The Hursts share how they turned their own grief into a ministry of prayer and fasting for other couples. They also talk about their journey to discover natural procreative technology– a process that finally led to treatment of underlying medical issues. They are still waiting for God to show them the next steps in their story and are actively waiting on a God of miracles.

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ID: 82185
Sheila and Ben’s Story Part 1
June 08, 2024
00:26:00

“Unexplained infertility” is a frustrating diagnosis. Just ask the Hurst family! Having completed six failed cycles of IUI, this precious couple faced so much pressure on their marriage and was left disappointed and filled with so many questions for the God they’ve always loved and served. Their journey of faith is a powerful testimony you won’t want to miss!

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ID: 82184
The Truth Behind Pre-implantation Genetic Testing
June 01, 2024
00:26:00

Christian couples who are praying about doing IVF have a lot to think about. One ethical dilemma that often comes up is the industry push for genetic testing of embryos. But what is PGT-A? Is it reliable and most importantly….is it ethical? Rejoice Fertility Medical Director Dr. John Gordon joins the ladies of Hannah’s Heart to break down this very important issue!

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ID: 82026
Olivia Bennet’s Story
May 25, 2024
00:26:00

Because of some health concerns from her doctor, Olivia was told she should not pursue having another biological baby. After handling that devastating news, she and her husband, Chris knew they still wanted to grow their family. The Lord laid Foster Care on their hearts, and their lives have been changed ever since. They've gone through ups and downs, but now are in the process of their second adoption through Foster Care. Join us as Olivia shares her heart on how God’s plans are always better than our own.

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ID: 81928
Lane McClellans's Story
May 18, 2024
00:26:00

Tackling foster care with a significant other is a challenge in itself, but being willing to commit to foster care as a single lady is a whole other commitment. Lane put her worries aside and trusted in Jesus to see her through what she thought would be a temporary thing, but turns out it was forever 💙 Listen and be encouraged as you hear how Lane leaned on the Lord (and her sweet support system) to see her through.

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ID: 81802
Mother’s Day Special 2024
May 11, 2024
00:26:00

Mother’s Day is an important day to honor all the hard-working moms out there. But when your heart desperately longs to be a mom, that day is filled with grief and overwhelming moments of emotion. How do we honor God and other moms in the midst of so much pain? Jade joins Anne and Kendra for this very special discussion packed with powerful truths from God’s word.

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ID: 81643
Full Arms and Radical Obedience: Kristen Meek’s Tells Her Story
May 04, 2024
00:26:00

From empty arms….to 5 boys in about 3 years! Kristen Meeks and her husband had no idea that saying yes to God would bring five of the most wild, hilarious and precious gifts they would ever receive. May is Foster Care Awareness month! Keep listening for more episodes from amazing foster families.

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ID: 81642
Getting Evelyn: Foreign Adoption and Gotcha Day Explained
April 27, 2024
00:26:00

Foreign Adoption is not for the faint of heart–long waits, crazy and eye-opening trips to foreign countries, culture shock and a lot of transitions. But it’s also one of the most rewarding and beautiful experiences of a lifetime. Jessica and Spencer Gray share about their amazing trips to South Korea and the miraculous story of God’s sustaining power that brought their miracle daughter Evelyn into their lives. You can listen to part one of of Jessica and Spencer’s story here:
https://afr.net/podcasts/hannah-s-heart/2022/05-may/jessica-spencer-s-story/

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ID: 81479
Giving God the Reigns
April 20, 2024
00:26:00

Paige Curbow was a planner. But after years of trying to conceive, nothing was going according to plan! It wasn’t until one summer when she said “Ok, God not my way but…. yours” that things started happening. On a busy church van filled with youth, a random chaperone announced “Does anyone know someone who needs a baby?” And the miracle story started to unfold!

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God’s Name: Yaweh
April 13, 2024
00:26:00

When you’re trying to have a baby, it’s easy to let your heart get carried away daydreaming of the “one days” and thinking of future baby names. But infertility is cruel and living in a fallen, broken world constantly reminds us that nothing— not even having children is for certain.

But one thing in this world is constant. You can take it to the bank. God is faithful, loving, merciful and just and His character and nature will not change. In this episode, Anne and Kendra start a new series exploring the Hebrew names of God and the powerful eternal truth wrapped up in each name/title. Truths that can carry you through any disappointment or season of life.

Show notes: https://www.amazon.com/gp/buy/thankyou/handlers/display.html?purchaseId=106-8148531-0687469&ref_=chk_typ_browserRefresh&isRefresh=1

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ID: 81414
Your Journey to Joy
April 06, 2024
00:26:00

The amazing ladies from Foreknown Ministries are back again to share a powerful new resource. This 30 day guide through grief and loss is perfect for any woman who has suffered miscarriage or infant loss and it’s written by women who have been there and get it. There is joy after loss!

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ID: 81174
Freedom from Sex Trafficking
March 30, 2024
00:26:00

In the middle of a long and painful journey with infertility, it’s easy to get stuck feeling sorry for yourself all the time. Many couples find it helpful to stop and recognize another person's pain and suffering and look for ways to serve them. In this episode, Hannah Meador discusses the evil world of sex trafficking and how Christians should get involved in this fight for freedom.

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ID: 80905
Losing a Twin
March 23, 2024
00:26:00

Mary Matt was thrilled to find out she was expecting twins! But unfortunately, one of her precious babies passed away mid pregnancy. This episode discusses the mixture of joy and grief and the power of God to sustain a momma through every high and low. Mary is filled with compassion and encouragement for other momma’s of sunrise/sunset twins or mamas facing any kind of infant loss.

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ID: 81099
There's Nothing to Update
March 16, 2024
00:26:00

Many guests on our show share about their long and difficult journeys with infertility and the various creative ways God ends up building their family. But sometimes it’s nice to hear from someone who is still in the middle of their story. Lauren Watson is a returning guest here to share an update on the long and tedious season of testing as she waits on the Lord every step of the way.

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ID: 80906
Finding Joy after Child Loss
March 09, 2024
00:26:00

No matter how old your baby is when you lose them, it’s excruciating. Joy Lucius shares about losing her adult son Chris after a long battle with cancer, and Anne discusses the similarities and differences of losing an infant son. But the answer to finding hope to push through the grief is the same: Jesus.

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If you never become a mom
March 02, 2024
00:26:00

Julia Crouch never became a mom and to be honest, the ache of wanting a child never fully went away. But God showed up in her life in an incredible way giving her true joy and purpose to help her walk through the grief and learn to depend on Him fully to sustain her weary soul.

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ID: 80707
When a Down Syndrome Diagnosis Brings JOY
February 24, 2024
00:26:00

Tamah and her family were excited to welcome their second baby girl! Everything felt completely “fine” until sweet Amelia came into the world. Tamah’s doctor, who was also her best friend, was scared to tell Tamah, “your baby girl has Down syndrome.” However, when she did, Tamah didn’t let worry steal her JOY from her perfectly made baby girl! This is their little story of a little girl with a very big, happy heart!

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ID: 80636
Cultivating your Marriage through Infertility and Miscarriage
February 17, 2024
00:26:00

Infertility typically adds so much stress to a marriage. And sadly many marriages do not survive after the tragedy of miscarriage or child loss. BUT GOD is rich in mercy and more than able to use these challenges to strengthen your relationship with Him and each other. It IS possible to not only get through these difficulties but also to find joy in the midst of your sorrow and the strength to serve each other through tough times.

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ID: 80633
Single and Waiting
February 10, 2024
00:26:00

It’s tough watching your friends get married and have children while you are still waiting for God to bring your spouse into the picture. And Valentine's day can be extra brutal when people keep asking “have you found someone yet?” In this episode, Anne’s sister Sarah shares from her personal experience trusting the Lord and looking forward to the day she will be “wife and mother.”

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ID: 80438
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MAY 20, 2022
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